I now have somebody on the blog to entertain you when I'm not posting.

Introducing.. Weismuller Puck

He'll be sitting just by the side, a little to the lower part of the blog. Click around if you don't see him. He's adorable, I promise.

Signing Out,
Have Fun


8 Step Process To Effectively Piss Off Inner Nerd

Step 1: Refuse to acknowledge the existence of notes from which you had planned to study.

Step 2: Open Allie's Blog and read through all 186 of her long posts.

Step 3: Reflect on the lack of lyrics in the song Beera from Raavan and then promise to pledge your eternal love to Mani Ratnam for bringing back good Bollywood music.

Step 4: Get a sugar rush at 2 in the night and feel the sudden urge to order both the Fat Free Express and Nicer Dicer from TV.

Step 5: Plan an elaborate system to learn all notes within three hours and promptly forget all about it as you fall asleep

Step 6: Wake all pumped up, realize it is just 9 AM and go back to sleep till 11ish.

Step 7: Sometime post noon, berate Inner Nerd for not telling you to study sooner over a plate of hot Maggi.

Step 8: Write blog post about process because Inner Nerd has given up on you.

Signing Out,
Desperately Seeking Inner Nerd

P.S. Lack of Inner Nerd has created need to listen to The Doors.



It happened just a while ago, maybe a day or so back.

For the first time in a long time, life seemed fine. Not perfect, just about okay. Like it belonged in this time and place. Not in some parallel universe or in a void inside somebody's imagination. Like it would be natural to pick up the phone, see some random message and smile at it. Not be snide or whimsical.

For a while there, I was tempted to have an expression that said things were moving on, not too happy nor too sad. For a bit, it was really confusing. I guess I'm not used to feeling just right. A little messed up, sometimes a little out of line, that used to be me.

You wouldn't have had to do much to get on my good side, just a friendly smile and wave. Or a wink and a nod. Or maybe just a simple, 'Hey, smile. You're with me.'

But you didn't.

I guess, you never knew me as well as I'd hoped you did.

Signing Out,
Just Okay

(P.S. Semi-autobiographical musing, this)


On Cynicism

Cynicism stems from
Days of waiting and waiting
For something good,
something brilliant to happen
And ending up
A swollen ear.


What I like most about exams are the hourly epiphanies regarding exactly why one should study the whole year long and not in the last three days.

What I like even more is how they vanish into the thinnest of air five seconds post exiting the exam hall.


Tagged by The Other A. I still love ya, honey.

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Took a trip with friends

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Not a single one of them. Hah!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What places did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Security, night-stays and a sense of being somewhere.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Birthday. Revelations and a lot of re-thinking.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not changing a thing about myself.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Good judgement for just a day.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Four days in a hospital bed.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Oscar Wilde. *sigh*

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Really? People do that sort of thing?

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and/or depressed?
Everybody I know. I suppose the same could be said for them.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Books, Food.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Work, I think

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
The Call, Regina Spektor

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
Much, much happier. Free, safe, understood.

18. Thinner or fatter?
Teh same.

19. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spoken up, explored, loved.

20. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Letting it be, helping out.

21. How will you be spending Christmas?
I don't know.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?
So many times, I can't even count.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favourite TV programme?

CSI. Dead people, go figure.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
So many, it's hard to keep count.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Omnivore's Dilemma. Got me over McD's.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Regina Spektor, The Hungarian Orchestra, Yann Tiersen, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

28. What did you want and get?
People to love

29. What did you want and not get?
Somebody to love (Do wives count?)

30. What was your favourite film of last year?

I don't know.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went into a flurry of revelations, 19

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Amending the law - making stupidity illegal.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

34. What kept you sane?
Nupur, Andy.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Abhay Deol?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I've given up on.

37. Who did you miss?

I wouldn't wanna say. I've been ignoring them.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Priyanka. Anyday.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
There is no such thing as a part-time friend.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"Come into my world, I gotta show, show, show you"